(written 11/7/03) We were talking yesterday at lunch about the new Joe Millionaire. Apparently, it features a young Texas cowboy, who’s pretending to be the heir to an oil fortune worth $80 million. The women wooing him are European women, who appear to be a gaggle of loud-mouthed, ineffectual, jealous moneygrubbers. My immediate thought is that this program must be sponsored by the Bush administration. Make Europeans (and particularly the French) look like they’re just jealous of our wealth and want to grab it for themselves. Make a regular Texas boy the star of the show.
Of course, I’d extend the analogy further and say that the Texas boy in the White House is just as much of a pretender as the new Joe Millionaire. But that’s another rant.